Spurgeon Center Gallery

Dec. 25, 2004

Utility work was in full swing on both sides of Cherry Lane when an overdue reality -winter weather - set in on Dec. 22. Construction on the Spurgeon Golf Training Center will be completed by October.

The Spurgeon Center is named for lead donor, alumnus and former football team manager Tom Spurgeon. In addition to serving as a year-round training center for the men's and women's golf squads, the heated hitting bays will be available to faculty, staff and the general public.

Filling and leveling was largely completed by midweek. A separate maintenance and storage building is under construction south of Cherry Lane (behind the current facility visible at right). It will house the Intercollegiate Athletics sports turf staff and replaces space lost when Ross-Ade Stadium was renovated. It will be completed in March.

A plaza will tie together the existing Voinoff Pavilion (right) and the Spurgeon Center.

This is the view from Cherry Lane, looking northwest.

A portion of the turfgrass research center is visible at left.

The existing maintenance and storage buildings south of Cherry Lane are at right. Another building is being constructed just south of these facilities to house the sports turf staff and serve all Intercollegiate Athletics outdoor venues.

The fence along the north edge of the Ackerman Hills Course is visible in this view of the construction site. To see an overhead view of the finished project, click here.

With winter weather closing in, foundations were nearly complete by midweek. After walls go up, inside work will commence. This view is from the northwest. The Spurgeon Center will anchor the southeast corner of the existing Birck Boilermaker driving range.

Groundbreaking for the Spurgeon Center took place in May.

This is the view from the existing driving range tees.

The indoor training center completes the nearly 10-year renovation of Purdue golf facilities.